Specifications

  • Homeport: Charleston, SC
  • Rig: Schooner
  • Sparred Length: 140′
  • LOD: 91′
  • LWL: 88′
  • Draft: 10′ 5
  • Beam: 24′
  • Rig Height: 125′
  • Freeboard: 3′ 9
  • Sail Area: 6462 square feet
  • Tons: 94
  • Hull: wood

Story

The Spirit of South Carolina, owned and operated by Spirit of South Carolina LLC, was launched in March 2007. Her lines are reminiscent of an 1870s pilot schooner that was built in Charleston, SC. The Spirit of South Carolina will operate mainly as a sailing school vessel offering a unique education platform for the students of the Palmetto State. The hands-on programs conducted aboard are designed to challenge and engage students while promoting responsibility, teamwork, and stewardship for both their community and their environment. Programs will vary in duration from day sail programs to multi-day and multi-week voyages. When not sailing in South Carolinas waters, the vessel will also serve as the states floating ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ promoting the resourcefulness and vibrancy of South Carolinians.

Facts

  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
  • Who Sails: Other: South Carolina students and educators
  • Program Type: Maritime History, Marine Science, Other: seamanship
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Canadian Maritimes
  • Sailing Season: Year-round
  • Year Launched: 2007
  • Number of Crew: 9
  • Name of Contact: Reg Brown